Pat's run honoring more than a hero - Tucson News Now

Pat's run honoring more than a hero

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) - The Boston Marathon bombings did nothing to slow the participants of Pat's Run.

Five days after a pair of bombs killed three people and injured more than 180 others, nearly 30,000 people ran, jogged and walked Saturday in the race that honors NFL star-turned-soldier Pat Tillman.

Law enforcement officials increased security for the 4.2-mile run through the streets of Tempe, adding officers on foot, horseback and motorcycles along the route.

They went mostly unnoticed and participants seemed to have extra resolve to finish the race after the Boston bombings.

Many runners paid tribute to Boston, wearing Red Sox jerseys and shirts, making signs and writing messages on their arms and legs.

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